Monday, 11 March 2013

food security and the value of water

The Paraguay River in Villeta, 40km south of Asuncion, earlier this month:
The unusually low level of water forced Paraguayan officials to close the
river to navigation. The river, which is navigable all the way out to the
Atlantic Ocean past Uruguay and Argentina and is vital to commerce in this
land-locked country, is at its lowest level in years and is causing daily
losses to the industries that depend on it

the good news: Sainsbury's develops water reduction plan for crop growing

in terms of Food Security, we need to address the issue of clean and sufficient water,
water pollution can cross-contaminate the food chain [here are some latest results of our group]

and here is an old but still valid article on the value of water.


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